The Passing of a Legend

      October 31 is sometimes called Magic Day, to commemorate Harry Houdini (1874–1926), one of the world’s best-known magicians. He died on October 31, 1926, at the age of 52, and one year after his death his wife presented a trophy in honour of him, on that day. After that, the Society of… Read More The Passing of a Legend

Hotel Sorriso di Forio (Ischia)

Ieri, dopo una settimana passata in una dependance di categoria inferiore in in albergo accanto, sono stata gentilmente trasferita nell’hotel principale. Trasferimento che è stato più volte rimandato perché volevano assegnarmi una “camera con vista”.Stamattina, aprendo la porta finestra ho ammirato una siepe al di là della quale io nel pensier mi sono finta spazi… Read More Hotel Sorriso di Forio (Ischia)

🎈Happy Birthday, Natalie Merchant!🎉

  Natalie Anne Merchant (born on 26 October 1963)  is an American singer-songwriter, musician and poet In her beautiful song “Ophelia” (Dec 6: OPHELIA by Natalie Merchant), she imagines a woman living different lives throughout history , which in the end appear to be delusions from a mental patient (the real Ophelia). Three quotes: “I… Read More 🎈Happy Birthday, Natalie Merchant!🎉

Swing Music ♫♪♩ (* ̄o ̄*) ♫♪♩

  On 25 October 1938, Archbishop Francis Joseph Beckman (1875 –1948), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Dubuque, condemned swing music as “a degenerated musical system, turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fibre of young people.” Before the National Council of Catholic Women, he proclaimed that swing music was… Read More Swing Music ♫♪♩ (* ̄o ̄*) ♫♪♩